Successful feedlot and cow-calf operations don't just happen overnight. Meet some of the producers who are creating a legacy they're proud to be remembered by.
I’ve been in the feedlot business most of my life, starting when I was a boy. My dad was a nutritionist so I got to travel with him, visiting feedlots. And now I have the opportunity to be able to produce wholesome food for families.
I grew up raising cattle on feedlots, and that’s what I’ve been doing here for 20 years. It all comes down to trust and integrity, and I’m really proud to say that a lot of our business is still done with a handshake.
One of the things I’ve tried to pass on to my son and grandson is that it’s hard to get started. We started with virtually nothing. If there’s one thing they need to do, it’s to keep the land intact.
My father and grandfather are the hardest-working people I know — having full-time jobs and then building this farming operation, along with having a wife and kids, and being involved in the community. Hard work is something I’ve learned from them.